Parrot LF9052 A3 Laminator
A3 | 4-Roller
List Price R 1,199
Discovery Miles 10 990
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Parrot A3 Laminating 4 Roller Machine
Laminate documents with durable protective plastic to protect them from wear and tear while giving them a professional look and feel. Create anything from permanent information displays around your office to neat and stylish presentations. Make documents last with this amazing Parrot product.
- Typical use: Home, Office, Corporate
- Lamination type: Hot or cold
- Page Handling: Sheets up to A3
- Jam Release/ Jam Reverse function
- Laminating speed: 350mm per minute
- Pre-heating time: 3-5 minutes
- Overheat protection
- Heat range: 95-120 degrees Celsius
- Physical Size: 470 x 190 x 100mm
Laminating Hints and Tips
1. Laminating shapes and sizes
When laminating irregular shapes:
- Make sure that the sealed edge of the laminate enters the machine first
- Ensure content is as close as possible to that sealed edge.
- If laminating multiple irregular shapes, place them all as close together as possible near the sealed edge.
2. Always laminate closed end first
Feeding work in ‘open end’ first is the number one cause of laminating jams. Always ensure that the closed side enters the machine first to significantly reduce hold ups.
3. Laminating maintenance
Run a cardboard laminator cleaning sheet (without laminating pouch) through your machine regularly. This helps to remove adhesive blockages which can appear over time and may contribute to jams.
4. Don’t laminate an empty pouch
Never laminate a pouch without content as it may result in malfunction or jamming.
How to choose the correct laminator:
No matter which style you choose, the basic three questions apply when choosing the right model
1. What size document are you laminating?
The first consideration is content. What size laminate do you need? All laminators do not cover every format, and while other aspects are important, content size is crucial.
Pouches (also known as laminating pockets) are the most recognised accessories. Measured in microns – the higher the micron the thicker the laminate.
Ranging from 75 – 250 microns, and, as a general rule, the more the document is handled the thicker the laminate should be.
Pouches are often depicted as ‘2x’, followed by the micron thickness.
E.g. 2x125 micron - The ‘2x’ is simply to indicate each separate side of the pouch, rather than representing two individual pouches.
3. How many users and how often?
The number of users has a significant impact on choice, and, as we know, those laminating for business have different priorities to the home user. Using a laminator more frequently than what it was designed for will burn the motor out quicker.
Heavy use - Premium models designed to focus on high volume for specialised business
Regular use - Mid range models perfect for average to large business
Moderate use - Entry-level laminators, ideal for homes, home offices and start-up business.
- Parrot LF9052 A3 Laminator
- South Africa
- Pack Quantity
Johan, South Africa. 28 March 2016
I used this the Laminator once to laminate 11 A4 pages and it worked perfectly.
The next time I tried to use it, it did not get hot - something went wrong after only one use? I send it back as it is still under guarantee.
Johan van As - Pretoria
Sharon, South Africa. 27 January 2015
Good product for the price paid
Vanessa, South Africa. 4 March 2015
Rosalind, South Africa. 28 April 2015
The heat settings are not marked for most temperatures, just a couple of main temperature lines on the dial were marked so I had to guess the setting recommended on the plastic pockets box. Other than that it is easy to use.
Liezl, South Africa. 10 February 2016
Good quality for a very good price.Second time I have purchased the exact same product.No regrets.
Richard, South Africa. 9 November 2015
Like all tech of this sort, you need to mess around with it a bit to get comfortable with it. If you are going to put the pouches in the wrong way round - well you can expect problems. The heat settings - while simple can be figured out as the Pouches usually say what heat is required or you can guess by the thickness. I have laminated A4 photos, A4 80grm paper and A4 160grm paper. I bought an A3 Canon printer - also from Takealot and used that to print A3 Photos, A3 80grm and 160grm paper - the latter for school projects where cut-outs (from magazines or print outs 80grm from my printer) were stuck with a spot of Pritt onto the (160grm)card then the whole lot laminated. Since twice now liquids have been spilt on them (after lamination)in the early morning pre-school rush, this was pretty worthy investment for me just in the sheer pre-empted drama. I have also made business card examples, printed on 160grm paper, laminated a guillotined to size - they looked remarkably professional and I was able to get my concept across (tip - don't use 80grm paper). I have also printed and laminated A3 photos which I have stuck up on my walls (most inkjet printed photos fade if not sealed) and the effect is fabulous!
Peter, South Africa. 17 December 2015
We work this thing to death,
its holding up, but the anti jam starting to jump alot more now, we put card stock that is too tick for it so that's understandable.
When you run it the fist time it will smell like something is burning, so do it with an open window.
Allan, South Africa. 18 May 2016
Great looking laminator, heating time was ok, pressure on the pouches is good, nice smooth laminating job on the few sheets we did. Highly recommended
Craig, South Africa. 27 February 2015
Ok So this is the trick to stop jamming. Please take note.
When you insert an A3 sheet for laminating, make sure that the leading edge of the pouch has paper strip that covers the full width of the A3 sheet. It does not need to be a long strip - but I needs to cover the width.
So in other words if you for example are placing a number of small cards in the A3 pouch, with spaces between the edges of the cards, on the leading edge, cut and place a long strip (+/-3cm wide 29 cm long)- the width of the pouch and place the cards behind this strip.
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- A3 --- -
- Pouch --- - Leading Edge going through the laminator first.
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Strip of paper across the leading edge
If there are gaps on the leading edge, i.e. there is paper and then gaps between paper objects, then the leading edge shrinks more in these gaps causing the leading edge to crumple - which then causes a jam.
Have fun laminating.
Deirdre, South Africa. 23 March 2015
This is a great product and works really well.
Schalk, South Africa. 21 September 2016
What you read, is what you get. It works well. Never go for less than 4 rollers.